Thursday, May 31, 2007

New Button Set

$5 + shipping. Avaliable in my Etsy store.

Spelling Bee Time

Once again, it is Spelling Bee time. It is on all day today on ESPN and tonight on ABC, they are broadcsting the competition. Truly compelling television. I will have a hard time getting any work done....

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Mr Toast Shreds

Mr Toast has an appearance in the new issue of Bitch Slap magazine. BS is a skate/snowboard/surf magazine from Europe. Thanks to the wonderful internet we can view it online but a little warning the magazine contains some intense imagery....

Bitch Slap Magazine

Monday, May 28, 2007

3D Mr Toast Rendering

The ever helpful Charles Barnard took my Mr Toast Blueprint drawing and moved it into the magical realm of 3D. Lets hope the Mr Toast toy looks this good.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007

Toy Design

I just sent this off to have a Mr Toast vinyl toy prototype done. Hopefully by the end of the year, I will have them made.....

Monday, May 21, 2007

70's Cereal

Robb of Planet Q magazine is starting work on a 1970's cereal box book. So I dug throught the archives and scanned some of my stuff. Here are a few of my favorites.

Froot Loops cereal boxFrosted Flakes cereal boxCrunch Berries cereal boxPeanut Butter Crunch cereal boxVanilly Crunch cereal boxVanilly Crunch cereal boxKing Vitamin cereal boxKing Vitamin cereal boxKing Vitamin cereal box

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Soup Mate Animals

I have the back, I wish Mr Zookeeper would help me find the rest of this box.....

Saturation Fun

Well I hung out at the Saturation Fest yesturday and it was quite fun. It is really nice to see a local art scene in full effect with random performance art, bike jousting, artwork hung on every surface and bands, bands and more bands. Made a few new Mr Toast fans and met a few that have known about him for quite a while. I got to meet Dave, who does 3D lenticular pictures (more on that later) and Melina Mena who does the great mini comic Sour Milk Sea.

And my art was in the basement!

DaveWild Animal Show bannerFlying Peanuts bannerThe Strongman bannerOctopus Show bannerSanta Claus bannerSuitcases

Friday, May 18, 2007

Mr Toast on TV!

Today at 3 PM on KNBC channel 4 in Los Angeles, Mr Toast should have a little appearance. The show Your LA will be talking about the Saturation Fest in Riverside and Mr Toast should be getting a little air time.

Also tonight is the art opening at Back to the Grind with some of my Circus Banners and Suitcases. I wont be able to make it but I will be there tomorrow from 12-6 pm.


You can now watch the spot online - look for Mr Toast sitting on the table in front of show organizer, Alaska! Also a shot of one of the circus banners.

Saturation Fest Video


Marineland Restaurant menu

1960's Marineland TicketsMarineland Whale Watching card

Thursday, May 17, 2007

This Saturday, May 19th

As part of the Saturation Fest in Riverside, I will be at the Back to the Grind coffee house from 12 to 6pm selling Mr Toast stuff, doing drawings and just hanging out. Back to the Grind is at 3575 University Ave, so stop by if you are in the area.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Feliz Navidad

Mr Toast fan, Ana Lopez, has put togeher a great little christmas movie using some of my comics and paintings. It is great fun, especially the crazy Shaky Bacon part in the middle. Thanks Ana!

Watch the movie.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mr Toast's USA Tour - Texas - part 2

the largest ferris wheel in north america is just a couple miles south east of downtown dallas in fair park.

fair park is home to the state fair of texas. it boasts its own oil well! (located right up the road from where legendary british radio dj john peel had his first broadcast job.)

when the park was constructed in 1936 artist raoul josette designed some lovely sculptures. Could mr toast have been the model for this one?

in recent years the park has been restored and is now the largest park of art deco buildings in the world, and possibly the galaxy.

mr toast was happy to know that it was so easy to find fortune...

and adventure in one convenient place.

the tower building had to be destroyed and rebuilt.

it is authentically reproduced right down to the gold leaf on the mysterious symbols carved on the facade.

mr toast discovered that the spectacular tile front of the hall of state is cleverly covered with chicken wire to keep the birds from nesting on the sculpture. (you know how birds can be.)

you never know what you'll find in texas!

a little rest in the botanical gardens is always welcome.

the state fair of texas is the largest state fair in the us, so naturally the have a super midway. we were disappointed that it's only opened during the fair in the fall.

luckily, these oversized swans are not the least bit interested in bread products.

we enthusiastically discuss our plans to re-enact the ballet swan lake, but the swans are not interested in participating.

i can't tell you how disappointed we were to discover that the cotton bowl was not full of cotton balls.

it was sad helping mr toast pack and say good bye, but, i know he has more friends to make and adventures to have! up next the crescent city!

Big thanks to monkey for making this such a memorable time in Texas - Next up Louisiana!